The All England Lawn Tennis Club has confirmed that the reigning Wimbledon champion Andy Murray‘s strong two-year grass court record will keep him among the top seeds in the competition. Players such as former champions Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic can also expect to benefit from Wimbledon’s seeding system.
“We have a surfaced-based seeding system here at Wimbledon,” said Brook, when asked about Murray’s form. “So we take the ranking points of each player and add to that the ranking points they hypothetically received last year on grass, and we add 75% of the best-performing tournament in the previous year.
“To put it into context for Andy Murray, as winner of Queen’s last year and winner here last year, and a finalist here in 2012, there will be a significant impact on him. There will also be quite a significant impact on Federer and Djokovic; there will be some adjustment.”
Since returning from back surgery, Murray has had a busy start to his season. He has taken part in six ATP tournament in three months, as well as two Davis Cup ties. The world No. 8 is 18-7 so far this season, having reached the quarter-final or better of four tournaments, including the Australian Open and the Sony Open in March. He has been absent from the tour since the Davis Cup quarter-final tie against Italy last month.
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